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Howdy, folks.

Roll on, Saturday Shadows Grin

Alrighty…here are scans of three old 4x6 prints. The photos were taken sometime in the second half of 2001 using black & white film. I scanned ‘em in colour mode…so the tone you see is the same as in the prints.

They were taken in the driveway in strong sun, hence the stark shadows which caught my eye.

I led with V1 ‘cos that’s the first shot I took. I liked how the shadow looked like ‘leaf bones’ superimposed on the leaf Grin

V3 is the full scene.

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Here are the hardware details:

Camera: Praktica MTL 50 (my favourite camera ever)
Lens: Pentacon 50mm/f1.8
Film: Kodak BW400CN
Scanned on: Epson Stylus TX121 printer

WARNING: After scanning these I scanned a few other old prints I’m fond of, so I may inflict some of those upon you soon Smile

Andrew

Camera:Praktica MTL 50
Lens:Pentacon 50mm / f1.8
Recording media:Kodak BW400CN
Title:Saturday Shadows
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:12 Jan 2013 - 12:16 PM
Tags:Black & white, Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Humour / fun, Saturday shadows, Specialist / abstract, Wildlife / nature
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 12:25 PM

Lots of shadows and perfect for Shadow Saturday. ......Sandy

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CarolG
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12 Jan 2013 - 1:09 PM

Fantastic shadows, Andrew SmileSmileSmile

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bobsblues
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12 Jan 2013 - 1:16 PM

Great saturday shadows Andrew Love V3 .
RobSmile

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CaroleS
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12 Jan 2013 - 1:20 PM

Well captured Andrew - I particularly like V3!
Carole

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franken
franken e2 Member 123108 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 1:26 PM

They work really well for Saturday shadows Andrew - bring on more scans!

Ken

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 1:43 PM

Oh, love these - rather to my surprise and I know mono is really not my thing! Has to be V3 which is quite stunningly beautiful.

Ann

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 2:30 PM

I love the skeletal shadows on the leaves - what a find Andrew!
Ann
[Thanks for your honest comments on my last image - I really appreciate them Smile.]

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 2:35 PM

"Leaf bones" - lovely expression, must file for re-use Smile
Not certain whether I prefer V1 or V2, while V3 is a great contextual explanation. Love the clarity of these old photos.
Regards
Bill

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
12 Jan 2013 - 2:42 PM

Excellent shadowy photos you have here mate ! I also love the fishbone pattern on the leaves Andrew :

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7420 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1005 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 2:46 PM

V3 for me, for the mix of all those real fishbone lines and shadows.
Thanks for the background. The resulting tone is something that I have experimented with digitally, it's very effective and rather eerie.
Moira

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 2:52 PM

Versions one and three are outstanding and some of the best Saturday shadow images I have seen.

Best Matt

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barbarahirst
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12 Jan 2013 - 3:51 PM

brilliant ..... all 3

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WhiteRose1
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12 Jan 2013 - 3:54 PM

v3 for me Andrew. Wonderful crisp shadows and the real things look like negatives of the shadows, a wonderful optical experience.

Dave

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ChristineD
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12 Jan 2013 - 7:00 PM

Fantastic set of shadow images Grin

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netta1234
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12 Jan 2013 - 7:57 PM

Brilliant shadow imagesSmile
NettaSmile

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marshfam19
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12 Jan 2013 - 8:14 PM

Great shadows, I think v3 is the best, well done.

Mary

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2013 - 9:18 PM

A wonderful set of shadows for today - gets my UA SmileSmile
Helen

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2013 - 4:43 AM

The perfect shots for the Saturday Shadow theme, just waiting to be found Andrew, I think I'm leaning towards those who prefer V3!
Rgds., Jim

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Glostopcat
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15 Jan 2013 - 7:19 AM

A superb set of images for Shadow Saturday, v3 is the clear winner

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France31 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 2:27 PM

n3 is amazing and no 1 deserves a special fishbone medal in its own right!

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